The Witcher collection attracts on many real-life inspirations for its factions, making the political dynamics as complicated or violent as their historic counterparts. One such faction in thoughts is the Order of the Flaming Rose which has all the time been a thorn in Geralt’s facet (pun supposed). Whereas not all their members are enraged bigots, most are, making the final impression for them too destructive.
In truth, there was one level within the recreation’s canon that the Order of the Flaming Rose bought so infamous that kings and kingdoms, akin to Temeria, primarily drove them out. Nonetheless, that did not have an effect on their reputation one bit, and so they even managed to grow to be extra highly effective come The Witcher 3. As Geralt, realizing thy enemy is vital to coping with them, so here is what to learn about this problematic order.
10 Armed Wing Of The Church Of The Everlasting Fireplace
The Order of the Flaming Rose would not have gotten so many recruits and supporters had been it not for his or her beliefs. It simply so occurs that their perception facilities across the Everlasting Flame, which is a human-exclusive religion in The Witcher universe.
The Church of the Everlasting Flame gives a rallying cry for any people in kingdoms that really feel threatened by elven or dwarven populations, even refugees. Appearing because the Church’s enforcers are the knights of the Order of the Flaming Rose. Initially, that they had some admirable beginnings however most of the time, that was only a entrance for oppressive acts towards non-humans.
9 Seemingly Impressed By The Knights Templar
For the reason that Order of the Flaming Rose is a non secular militant group that additionally capabilities as a personal military for a church, one becoming real-life counterpart it will have are the Knights Templar. The similarities are putting, and even the motif or coat of arms of the Order of the Flaming Rose appears acquainted.
One other attainable inspiration for the Order of the Flaming Rose can be the Teutonic Knights, which additionally served as a militant spiritual military whose function was to guard the Holy Land from enemies of Christianity. Even the names of the officers are comparable.
8 Racist Tendencies
Regardless of the mission and purpose of the Order of the Flaming Rose trying as if it is rooted in decency, their major tenet revolves round hatred for magic and non-humans. They consider that solely people are pure of their world, which is partly true since the monsters and non-humans had been a results of a trans-dimensional occasion referred to as the Conjunction of Spheres.
Nevertheless, the Church of the Everlasting Fireplace and the Order of the Flaming Rose are inclined to exit of their method to unfold unreasonable hate in direction of non-humans. The Order, particularly, is tasked with stomping out heretics which, within the Church’s eyes, are dwarven and elven refugees, typically magic-users.
7 They Had A Predecessor
Earlier than they had been referred to as the Order of the Flaming Rose, they had been as soon as the Order of the White Rose. The Order of the White Rose is extra of a neighborhood knightly group based mostly in Temeria or different components of the Northern Kingdoms.
They had been additionally not as deplorable because the members of their succeeding organizations. The Order of the White Rose existed comparatively peacefully and was not that excessive, a minimum of within the books. Most of their members had been noblemen and sons of retailers, tailors, and different businessmen.
6 Their Grandmaster Was A Villain
All the pieces modified within the Order when it was reformed by a Grandmaster named Jacques de Aldersberg within the first Witcher recreation. Jacques renamed it to the Order of the Flaming Rose and promoted the Church of the Everlasting Fireplace’s beliefs.
Moreover, he modified the recruitment and made the group bigger, like a military. Seems he was a villain seeking to wrestle management of the world as a way to keep away from the White Frost apocalypse. To do that, he stole the witcher mutagens and created some abominations of his personal to bolster his military. He was then promptly defeated by Geralt.
5 They Additionally Kill Monsters
After Jacques’ loss of life, the Order of the Flaming Rose fell on the arms of a extra respectable Grandmaster. On account of former Grandmaster Jacques’ scandalous transgressions, King Foltest of Temeria disbanded the Order of the Flaming Rose however King Radovid took a liking to them, so that they relocated to Redania.
After that, the Order turned extra highly effective, and their members grew courageous or educated sufficient to face monsters and kill them. Because of this, additionally they took some witchering into their very own arms, however since they had been mere mortals, the casualty charge was excessive.
4 They Have Their Personal Land
After they relocated to Redania, the Order of the Flaming Rose was granted some further energy within the type of their very own plot of land to manipulate. There, additionally they have the principle stronghold, courtesy of King Radovid.
As a part of their deal, the Order of the Flaming Rose turned subservient to King Radovid the place they even accompanied him to Loc Muinne throughout an important convene. For sure, Redania made them too highly effective, even stronger than some small kingdoms or duchies.
3 They Finally Turned Witch Hunters
By the occasions of The Witcher 3, Radovid turned too paranoid to belief any magic customers in his sovereign, so he fashioned the Witch Hunters. They had been cherry-picked from the most effective of the most effective within the Order of the Flaming Rose.
If the Order of the Flaming Rose had been the grunts of the Church of the Everlasting Fireplace, then the Witch Hunters had been the inquisition. They had been extra brutal, merciless, and fanatical. The Witch Hunters additionally had greater jurisdiction than the Order of the Flaming Rose.
2 Radovid Disbanded Them
Seeing because the state of affairs in Redania was turning an increasing number of chaotic in The Witcher 3, Radovid opted to disband the Order of the Flaming Rose finally. The Witch Hunters served a greater function for his paranoia and carried out their duties and beliefs extra successfully.
Nonetheless, that did not imply the Order of the Flaming Rose simply fizzled out. The previous members of the militant order had been recruited in legions to grow to be Witcher Hunters, thus multiplying their energy.
1 They’re Not In The Books
As attention-grabbing as their group is perhaps for the fictional world’s dynamics, the Order of the Flaming Rose is not precisely canon for the books. The one factor that existed within the books resembling them was the somewhat tame Order of the White Rose.
The Order of the Flaming Rose, and what turned of them, was merely the addition of the Witcher recreation trilogy, which continues to be becoming sufficient within the recreation world and enhances ebook creator Andrej Sapkowski’s imaginative and prescient, albeit extra hauntingly acquainted.